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Economy, Society

Half of Canadians would support 30-hour work week: poll

Support for the idea of a shorter work week is growing in popularity in Canada as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend the working lives of Canadians, according to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute. More than half »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Ontario sign deal to help low-income renters

Ontario is the first province to take advantage of a federal government program aimed at helping some 300,000 Canadians afford their rent by providing up to $2,500 a year to those who quality. The $1.46 billion joint funding deal, which »


Study finds shocking (but unsurprising) rates of Indigenous child poverty

Almost five years after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to do more to help Canada’s indigenous peoples, a new study reveals that First Nations children face the highest rates of poverty in the country, with almost one in every two »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

More and more skilled professionals facing uncertain futures

It’s been almost two years now since Canada’s finance minister, Bill Morneau, noted that Canadians should get used to what he called “job churn.” Morneau was referring primarily to short-term employment that might include a number of career changes, generally »

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Poverty rate of First Nations children called ‘deplorable’

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government grapples with plans to help lift Canada’s indigenous peoples out of poverty, a new study paints a bleak picture of the mountain to be climbed. Findings released today by the Canadian Centre for »

Economy, International, Society

Major gender wage gap continues in Canada

The Globe and Mail reported Monday that the wage gap between men and women in Canada remains “significant” and “persistent.” Citing updated figures from Statistics Canada, The Globe said a woman working full time in Canada makes 73.5 cents for »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau can move on tax hike for rich: study

During Canada’s recent election campaign, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised to increase funding for social programs by raising taxes on the richest Canadians. Under the Liberal plan, those earning more than $205,000 would enter a new tax bracket of 33 »